Born: Erkelenz, West Germany, 18 September 1990

Position: Midfielder; attacking midfielder

International caps: 3

International goals: 0

Signed: 31 January 2014 from Tottenham Hotspur (loan)

Fulham debut: Fulham 0-3 Southampton, 1 February 2014

Fulham appearances: 13

Fulham goals: 1

Sold: 23 May 2014 to Tottenham Hotspur (loan return).

Lewis Holtby briefly enlivened Fulham’s doomed fight against relegation with a series of creative cameos after arriving on loan from Tottenham in January 2014. The German midfielder made his debut in a 3-0 home defeat by Southampton and went on to make thirteen appearances for the club, scoring once in a 3-1 defeat at relegation rivals Cardiff, but his prospects were undermined by the appointment of Felix Magath, who Holtby had fallen out with at Schalke, in February.